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Antiquities of Great-Britain, illustrated in views of Monasteries, Castles, and Churches, now existing. Engraved from drawings made by Thomas Hearne. by  W. engraver)  Thomas (Byrne - Subscribers edition - 1786-1801 - from Paul Haynes Rare Books (SKU: biblio104)

Antiquities of Great-Britain, illustrated in views of Monasteries, Castles, and Churches, now existing. Engraved from drawings made by Thomas Hearne.

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Antiquities of Great-Britain, illustrated in views of Monasteries, Castles, and Churches, now existing. Engraved from drawings made by Thomas Hearne.

by Hearne, Thomas (Byrne, W. engraver)

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Printed by James Phillips, in George Yard, Lombard Street, and Published by T. Hearne and W. Byrne. London. 1786. Oblong folio. Title page. Engraved frontispiece of Malmesbury Abbey, 51 further engraved plates; 20 further engraved plates. Subscribers' list (4)pp. with neat handwritten addenda Index of plates, with neat handwritten addenda for the additional subscriber's plates. Descriptive text in French and English to accompany each plate. Contemporary half calf, spine in six with raised bands, gilt rules and lettering to front cover; bumped, top and tail of spine and corners ragged. Front hinge cracked but firm. Crease and small nick to edge of title page. Text and plates with occasional light foxing.

With 20 additional subscriber's plates. 72 plates in total.

Hearne, Thomas (1744 –1 817), watercolour painter. Hearne and the engraver William Byrne began to record and illustrate the historic monuments of Great Britain, published in a series of engravings between 1778 and 1806, and subsequently in two volumes. A founder of the English School of Watercolour, he influenced both Girtin and Turner. Hearne was elected to the Society of Antiquaries in 1793.

Provenance: The owner of this copy is identified in the Subscribers list as Mr Picard of York. Leonard Pic[k]ard was a land agent, executor and trustee. He was Steward of the City of York's Estates, and appears to have been a steward to the Archbishop of York. He lived at No 47 Bootham, York. He died in 1801, and his subscription to the second portfolio of engravings ends at that point.

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Bookseller
Paul Haynes Rare Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
biblio104
Title
Antiquities of Great-Britain, illustrated in views of Monasteries, Castles, and Churches, now existing. Engraved from drawings made by Thomas Hearne.
Author
Hearne, Thomas (Byrne, W. engraver)
Book condition
Used - See item description
Quantity available
1
Edition
Subscribers edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed by James Phillips, in George Yard, Lombard Street, and Published by T. Hearne and W. Byrne.
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1786-1801
Keywords
British topography, antiquities, history, art, architecture, gothic, plates, stonehenge, llanthony, glastonbury
Bookseller catalogs
Travel and Exploration; History; Art; British Local History; Provenance, Bookplates and Associations;
Size
Folio
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About Paul Haynes Rare Books

Paul Haynes has been an antiquarian bookseller since 1978. Based in Hay on Wye, he travels worldwide to buy and sell rare and old books. A member of the ABA, ILAB and PBFA. Paul Haynes Rare Books offers both antiquarian and scarce books in all subjects, with something of a bias towards the owner's passion for Travel and Exploration.

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